Omicron (1963)

Italy, 1963
102m
35mm film, black and white
Italian

An Italian science fiction film directed by Ugo Gregoretti.

Plot Summary

The body of a labourer is possessed by an alien being known as Omicron who returns to the man’s former job, operating machine at incredible speed. He becomes involved in a struggle between unions and employers and falls in love, but all the time, he the human host is trying to expel the Omicron which must find a way to return home to Venus.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Ugo Gregoretti
© [not given on screen]
Paramount Films of Italy Inc. present a Lux Film exclusive. A Lux-Ultra-Vides, Roma, Lux C.C.F.Paris film
Produced by: Franco Cristaldi
Production Manager: Giuseppe Colizzi
Production Supervisor: Silvana Mangini Colizzi
Unit Production Manager: Roberto Cocco
Screenplay and Story by: Ugo Gregoretti
Assistant Director: Silvana Mangini Colizzi
Assistant to the Director: Nicola Garrone
Script Supervisor: Mimmola Girosi
Director of Photography: Carlo Di Palma
Camera Operator: Dario Di Palma
Camera Assistant: Alberto Spagnoli
Stills: Sergio Rossi
Edited by: Nino Baragli
Assistant: Andreina Casini
Negatives and Positives: S.P.E.S,. director E. Catalucci
Music by: Piero Umiliani
Directed by: Pierluigi Urbini
Sound: Leopoldo Rosi
Synchronisation: Fono Roma
With the participation of C.I.D.
Sound Technician: Venanzio Biraschi
Sound System: Westrex
Optical Effects: S.P.E.S,. director E. Catalucci
Set Decorator: Carlo Gentili
Production Secretary: Lamberto Pippia
Mimicry Consultant: Roy Bosier
Film Supplied by: DuPont

Cast
Renato Salvatori (Omicron/Angelo)
Rosemary Dexter (Lucia)
Franco Luzzi
Giuliana Corbellini
Vittorio Calef
Ida Serasini (Widow Piattino)
Fausto De Luca
Gustavo D’Arpe
Antonio Farrai
Ferdinando Gerra
Dante Di Pinto (police inspector)
Luigi Caputo
Filippo Pelle
Angelo Innocenti
Carlo Vitale
Augusto Signoracci
Giovanni Fattirolli
Libero Grandi
Lamberto Pippia
Aldo Pietrucci
Pat Stark
Maria Grazia Grassini

Alternative Titles

Fogosa criatura del planeta Ultra – Argentinian title
Herr Doktor, die Leiche lebt – West German title

References

Books

  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.346 – credits